European Federation for UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Association
Féd Fération européenne des associations, centres et clubs pour l'UNESCO
Dear collegues of the Chinese Federation for UNESCO Clubs and Associations,
The European Federation for UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Association was profoundly saddened with the news of passing of Mr. Tao Xiping, by one of the pillars of the UNESCO Clubs movement worldwide and the Founding President of the Chinese Federation for UNESCO Clubs and Associations.
In over 35 years of active participation in the UNESCO Clubs movement he brought significant contribution in the education field; his large experience and diplomacy helped passing with sucess over delicate situations.
The European Federation was extremely honored to collaborate with Mr. Tao Xiping and with the Chinese National Federation and prepare together the Educational Forum: Europe - Asia in Bucharest, Romania.
At Changchun, for the first time in history, with the extraordinary support of the leader of the UNESCO Clubs movement in China - Mr. Tao Xiping - the European and Romanian Federation signed a collaboration partnership with the Asian and Chinese Federation for UNESCO Clubs and Associations.
In these difficult moments we try to say goodbye to the person who was the initiator of relations of the UNESCO Clubs movement between Europe and Asia, being aware that the UNESCO Clubs movement worldwide lost an important wise man, educator and diplomate.
May he rest in peace!
Daniela Popescu Marina Christophides
President EFUCA Executive Secretary
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